Toby Young: Looking at porn hasn't instantly transformed men into dirty raincoat wearing perverts. I'm sorry, but I can't get too worked up about this story. So what if Richard Timney watched a couple of blue movies at his home in Redditch last year? Is it really the end of civilisation as we know it? Yes, it was wrong of Jacqui Smith to claim these films on expenses, but that is not really the issue here.
I Was Naked In Front Of Strangers For 4 Days & Here's What Happened
Not Getting Naked Doesn't Make You A Bad Feminist | HuffPost
But this request, while still a meme, is no longer rhetorical. Millions of men and women around the world are sending nudes and without a shred of irony. The unstoppable rise of messaging and dating apps, lightning-fast wireless internet, and high-definition front- and rear-facing cameras on hand at every moment have, for better or worse, made digitizing our naked selves irresistible. Beyond confirming their ubiquity, we wanted to uncover the implications of requesting and receiving nudes.
The Psychology of Nakedness
It used to be something reserved for the bedroom and hippies, but in the summer of , it appears to be a full-blown trend. Still, see-through dresses showcase nearly nude bodies of celebs on red carpets, like that of the Met Ball last year, and magazine covers all over newsstands. Cosmopolitan surveyed its readers in to find that nine out of ten millennials said they have taken naked photos of themselves. Allure magazine devotes an entire issue to the topic every year.
Editor's Note: Portions of this story in italics below were found to come from LiveScience. The human mind sees minds everywhere. Show us a collection of bouncing balls and we hallucinate agency; a glance at a stuffed animal and we endow it with a mood; I'm convinced Siri doesn't like me. The point is that we are constantly translating our visual perceptions into a theory of mind, as we attempt to imagine the internal states of teddy bears, microchips and perfect strangers.